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The Opposition Guide: Swindon Town

19 February 2016

A Look At Tomorrow's Opponents

Blackpool face Swindon Town at the County Ground for the first time since 2005 tomorrow.

It will be the second time the two sides have met this season, with The Seasiders winning 1-0 at Bloomfield Road back in October.

Below we take a look at the opposition:


Luke Williams has stepped up to become interim manager of Swindon Town until the end of the season.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion coach, who was previously Swindon’s assistant manager, replaced Martin Ling at the helm in December.

He has won three league fixtures since then, against Southend United, Crewe Alexandra and Colchester United.


A 4-1 win against Colchester United last weekend ended a run of four games without victory for Swindon Town.

The Robins sit 15th in the League One table on 39 points and have won six of their 15 games at the County Ground this season.


Former Manchester United youth product Nicky Ajose has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, including a brace last time out.

The 24-year-old striker, who moved to Swindon from Leeds United, impressed on loan at Crewe Alexandra last season where he hit eight goals in 27 games.

Capped at youth level for England, Ajose is a diminutive and skilful presence and has linked up well with strike partner Jonathan Obika.

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